Choosing the Right Water Heater for Your Inverness Home
Choosing a different type of water heater rather than a conventional gas water heater is easier now than it’s ever been! Many homes in Inverness feature gas tank water heaters, but there are so many different options today! Here are some different types of water heater systems available so you can make an educated choice of which solution will be the best for your home:
Tankless Water Heater: A tankless water heater goes directly into your water line. This investment definitely saves space in your home. With that in mind, tankless water heaters will require regular service every 5 years and heat your water regardless of what temperature it is.
Electric Water Heater: These units operate just like gas water heaters but they’re powered by electricity instead. Depending on size of the tank, this choice may be a very affordable and save you money on your monthly utility bills.
Solar Water Heaters: As the name says, these systems use the power of the sun to heat your water.
Tankless Coil and Indirect Water Heaters: Both of these water heaters go directly into your home’s heating system in order to heat the water.
Heat Pump Water Heaters: This moves heat from one place to another and generates heat directly for the water.
There are main factors to take into consideration when you decide which water heater will work the best for your home in Inverness:
Size: What size water heater will your home require? Bigger isn’t always better and you could be throwing away money on a unit that’s more than your home needs. That said, a unit that’s too small will also be problematic as it won’t be able to produce the demand for hot water. The tank’s size is also based on amount space that’s allocated for the project.
Energy Efficiency: You can lower your monthly utility bills with a new water heater. With energy efficient models, you can heat your water with less energy consumption and save money.
Costs: As always, the bottom line is getting your home what it needs as affordably as possible. Capps Plumbing offers discounts on water heater options.
Signs Your Need To Replace Or Repair Your Water Heater
A typical water heater lasts roughly 8-12 years. If your water heater has surpassed that 12 year mark, it’s time to replace it before it breaks down. Water heaters come in three options: gas water heaters, electric water heaters, and tankless water heaters. In addition to the age of your water heater, listed below are some other telltale signs that it may indicate that it’s time to replace your water heater:
- When the water is running, it appears rusty instead of clear water.
- The water appears muddy or sandy. This may be a sign of build up at the bottom of the tank
- If notice a metallic taste or odor in the water when drinking it, this could be a sign that your tank is breaking down and metal deposits are flaking off and into your water.
- The water gets warm but not hot. First, be sure that your thermostat is set between 120 and 140 degrees. If it is set properly but you’re still not getting hot water, contact Capps.
- If there are loud and unusual noises coming from your water heater, get in touch with Capps.
- The frequency of times and the space of time between when repairs are done to your water heater could indicate that your water heater may be breaking down. Capps Plumbing will always give you a fair and honest 0pinion on whether it would be more prudent to repair your water heater or replace the water heater altogether.
- If you notice leaks around the bottom of your water heater, do not hesitate to take immediate action. It’s a telltale sign that your water heater is breaking down and needs to be replaced. Even if the leak is small, these cracks can rupture and cause massive water damage in your home. If there is a leak or water pooling around your water heater, don’t delay. Call Capps and get the unit replaced as soon as possible to avoid a watery mess and annoyance.